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Agco Corporation first ag manufacturer to feature e3 technology

Agriculture.com Staff 02/03/2009 @ 4:30pm

Meeting demands for cleaner air, greater fuel efficiency and innovative engineering, Agco Corporation is the first agriculture manufacturer to utilize e3 clean air technology.

e3 stands for Energy, Economy and Ecology.

Energy: e3 delivers uncompromised horsepower and torque from a cooler-running engine.

Economy: Agco SISU Power engines equipped with the technology deliver significantly improved fuel economy.

Ecology: e3 engines are Tier III compliant and produce 70% fewer particulate emissions than required. e3 is believed by many to be the most effective, efficient and inevitable path toward EPA Tier IV compliance.

e3 is SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology. This technology is a proven emission-control system designed to lower emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter from exhaust gases of diesel engines.

This technology is a post-combustion, after-treatment process that takes place within the exhaust system. With the e3 system a NOx reducing agent or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is injected into the exhaust gas upstream of the e3 catalyst chamber. DEF is a solution of purified water and 32.5% automative-grade urea. It works with the heat of the exhaust in the catalytic chamber and converts nitrogen oxide (NOx) from diesel exhaust into nitrogen and water vapor. For every 100 gallons of fuel used, 3 gallons of DEF is consumed. For a farmer, typically, the DEF tank will have to be filled every second fuel up.

The key to the success of e3 is the fact that it's a post-combustion process. This means it stays out of the way of what the engine is built to do - provide power.

It is only available on new Agco brand machines and cannot be retrofitted.

To learn more about Agco's e3 technology, visit www.agcocorp.com/e3.

Meeting demands for cleaner air, greater fuel efficiency and innovative engineering, Agco Corporation is the first agriculture manufacturer to utilize e3 clean air technology.

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